Zaha Hadid, the famous British-Iraqi architect, has come up with a new style in theatre seating for Italian brand Poltrona Frau Contract.
The Array auditorium seats challenges the conventional theatre space by creating a dynamic and geometrical effect on the seating area. The seat’s structures are based on the Euclidean theories of geometry, and instead of folding vertically they flip up diagonally thanks to a lateral restraint, thus creating the effect of a flower bud ready to open.
This new and unconventional seat shape creates an ergonomic design that is both comfortable and visually attractive, that changes the whole rhythm of the theatre itself depending on the position of the viewer’s vantage point.
Array will be introduced as part of the Multiplicities exhibition by Zaha Hadid for the 2013 design week in Milan.
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